The late Temitope Balogun Joshua, popularly known as Prophet T.B. Joshua, founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), maybe buried on 9 July on the premises of his church in Lagos State, a family source has revealed.
T.B. Joshua died on 5 June at the age of 57, the church confirmed on the verified Instagram and Facebook pages of the late prophet.
Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a family member disclosed on Sunday the date was fixed after the immediate and extended members of the family of TB Joshua met at the residence of the deceased in Lagos State on Friday.
According to the family member, who spoke to the Punch, the widow, Evelyn, and the children of the late cleric prevailed on the other family members over the burial place and date at the meeting.
“The extended family members, his (Joshua) wife and children held a meeting on Friday and it was decided that he should be buried in Lagos and the burial programme will be between July 5 and 9.
“It was on the insistence of the wife and the children that the other family members agree on the place of burial because they said they saw revelations that he should be buried in Lagos. Since they said it was spiritual, the family agreed with them,” the newspaper quoted the source as saying.
The decision is, however, contrary to the expectation of the monarch of Arigidi Akoko, Oba Yisa Olanipekun, and some other traditional rulers in the Akoko area, who wanted the late pastor buried in his hometown, Arigidi Akoko.